News and highlights

Taxonomy term for news and highlights

CITES representatives and experts discuss trade and captive breeding of CITES-listed animals at UNEP-WCMC in Cambridge, UK

Geneva, 6 April 2017 - On 29-30 March 2017, representatives of the CITES Secretariat and of the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) met in Cambridge with representatives of the Animals Committee and of selected Parties to discuss CITES controls on trade in captive-produced animals.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the 3rd Regional Dialogue on Preventing Illegal Logging and Trading of Siamese Rosewood

The 3rd Regional Dialogue on Preventing Illegal Logging and Trading of Siamese Rosewood

Bangkok, Thailand

29-31 March 2017

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

 

General Surasak Kanjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment,

Dr.Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,

China moves ahead with its closure of domestic ivory market as witnessed by the CITES Secretary General

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

 

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the briefing on Fisheries Regulatory Framework at the Multilateral Level

Briefing on Fisheries Regulatory Framework at the Multilateral Level

Palais des Nations, Geneva

20 March 2017

The Role of CITES in the Fisheries Regulatory Framework at the Multilateral Level

John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Thank you Chair.

Distinguished Panelists

Exellencies, colleagues

CITES highlights its contribution to sustainable forest management on International Day of Forests 2017

Today is the International Day of Forests. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and home to more than 80% of all known terrestrial species of animals and plants. They play a vital role in storing water, regulating climate, preserving soils and nurturing biodiversity, and provide important economic and social services.

CITES, FAO and world’s leading fishery experts meet in Geneva to discuss CITES implementation for marine species

For use of the media only;
not an official document.
 

PRESS RELEASE

CITES, FAO and world’s leading fishery experts  meet in Geneva to
discuss CITES implementation for marine species

 

Background on the issuance of CITES permits in respect of the export of rhinoceros horn

The Secretariat has received questions from CITES Parties and journalists, as well as messages of concern from the general public, regarding measures proposed by the Republic of South Africa1 relating to the domestic trade and the export for personal purposes of rhinoceros horn, or a part, product or derivative of such rhinoceros horn, belonging to certain rhinos from four species.

CITES to help combat illegal wildlife trade in West Africa’s most important protected area complex

For use of the media only;
not an official document.
 

PRESS RELEASE

CITES to help combat illegal wildlife trade in West Africa’s
most important protected area complex

 

Unprecedented show of support for wildlife on UN World Wildlife Day

People around the world, particularly the youth, celebrate wildlife during the world’s
most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife

Winner of UN World Wildlife Day photo competition announced at UN Headquarters

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Pages